May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
A long-vacant lot near Esther Short Park is a place of pride for downtown Vancouver boosters. more
Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. has reported a profit of $9.5 million, or $1 per diluted share, for the first quarter of this year. That compares with a profit of $4.7 million, or 50 cents per diluted share, for the January-to-March period in 2012.
Tight supplies and refinery issues on the West Coast are sending retail gas prices dramatically higher in this region, AAA reported today. Vancouver's average price for regular unleaded leaped by 26 cents a gallon, to $3.94.
Operation that would export crude brings environmental risk
When Tesoro Corporation and Savage Companies recently said they'd launch a crude oil operation at the Port of Vancouver, the announcement raised the possibility of new jobs and private capital investment.
Alcohol will be permitted in Kiggins, Liberty auditoriums
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that allows small movie houses, such as the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in Camas, to serve beer and wine in their auditoriums even when children are present.
Company would be negatively impacted by a lower I-5 bridge over the Columbia River
Oregon Iron Works, one of the companies that would be negatively impacted by the Columbia River Crossing project, is close to reaching a mitigation deal with the CRC, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said this week.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.
Air travelers received a bit of good news recently: A bill to put air traffic controllers back to work whisked through the House and Senate and flew into the White House for President Obama's signature.
Clark County jobs promoter launches bimonthly networking events
Clark County's largest nonprofit jobs promoter and business recruiter is launching a new bimonthly series of networking events aimed at bringing the leaders of local technology companies together to kindle ideas, and to boost the industry's growth and competitiveness.
Vancouver-based C.E. John Co. has closed on an $11 million loan with U.S. Bank to finance a project to expand and renovate its Cedar Hills Crossing shopping center at 3205 S.W. Cedar Hills Boulevard in Beaverton, Ore., the bank announced Monday.
Somebody has been asking for payments via phone
Attention Clark Public Utilities customers: A scammer wants inside your wallet.
The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:
Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.
Total Merchant Concepts offers credit card processing, and check conversion/guarantee, gift cards, social media assistance, terminals and wireless/smartphone processing options.
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday for its regular meeting and a workshop to discuss marine safety issues, including emergency response capabilities in the event of oil spills on the Columbia River.
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